We rode into Marquette like we were flying. There is a 1650 foot elevation drop that made pedalling optional. But first we had to revisit Joe at 41 Auto. Joe is a super guy with a social hub of a garage for his super friends like John, a 3 time recipient of the Purple Heart from the Vietnam War. Still loving the motorcycle riding. Anyway, Joe and his buddies knocked themselves out to set us up with highway florescent on the way out during a stormy darkish, highway drive. We were greeted with an invitation to dinner on the way back. We camped at the Tourist Park in Marquette after going to the bikeshop to fix Cyans tire. It was my version of a spa manicure. I get to have the tire fixed. Yeah! Then we had dinner with Joe at the fancy restaurant. Then Brian came to pick us up after stopping at a few beaches on Superior. Drive home through cloudscapes, construction and serious thunderstorms.
After a wonderful last day of Wisconsin, we were treated with awesome hospitality at Steve,Linda and their five kids’ house on the Superior. We went swimming at their beach, ate smores at a camp fire and talked with them and their neighbors. In the morning we met Alwart, a cyclist touring around the world who we talked about bikes with.
Our ride was tough yesterday with horseflies a rise in elevation and hot wind in front. We didnt get as far as we thought we would but waving back at people that we’d met before made up for our loss. We went back to my favourite cafe in Effie (I love that place!) Trevor was there again having biked back from work in Bigfork. He orders what he likes for supper within their repertoire. We had good company with the owner, Kathy?, Then we went back to camp at Bigfork where the little girl across the street from the boatlaunch shared popsicles with us. Nice people.